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I’m a Christian and a Cutter: On Evangelical Culture and Self-Harm by Jennifer C. Maritin


The Lost Get Found~Britt Nicole

“The Lost Get Found”

Hello my friend
I remember when you were
So alive with your wide eyes to the light
That you had when your heart was stolen
Now you say that it ain’t worth stayin’
You wanna run but you’re hesitatin’
I’m talkin’ to me

Don’t let the lights go down
Don’t let the fire burn out
Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don’t you rise up now?
Don’t be afraid to stand ou-ou-out
That’s how the lost get fou-ou-ound
The lost get fou-ou-ound

So when you get the chance (when you get the chance)
Are you gonna take it (are you gonna take it)
There’s a really big world at your fingertips
And you know you have the chance to change it
There’s a girl on the streets, she’s cryin’
There’s a man whose faith is dying
Love is calling you-oo-oo

Don’t let the lights go down
Don’t let the fire burn out
Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don’t you rise up now?
Don’t be afraid to stand ou-ou-out
That’s how the lost get fou-ou-ound
The lost get fou-ou-ound

Why do we go with the flow?
Why take the easier road?
Why are we playin’ it safe? (we’re playin’ it safe)
Love came to show us the way
Love is a chance we should take
I’m movin’ out of the way

Dada dada da da [x2]

[Soft:]
Don’t let the lights go down
Don’t let the fire burn out
Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
[Crescendo:]
(Stand out!)
Don’t let the lights go down
Don’t let the fire burn out (stand out)
Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe
Why don’t you rise up now?
Don’t be afraid to stand ou-ou-out
That’s how the lost get found
The lost get found

[Soft:]
So when you get the chance
Are you gonna take it
There’s a really big world at your fingertips
And you know you have the chance to change it


the spirit of a warrior resides within you. ~Lisa Bevere

the spirit of a warrior resides within you


Embracing the moment.

embracing the present. Embracing the moment. Life is a series of ups and downs, no two days are ever exactly alike. Emotions fluctuate with each day. Life events, whether happy or devastating, influence our every days. Many people find themselves longing for the good old days, or constantly hoping for a better tomorrow while finding themselves drowning in their present day.

It is hard to embrace the moment when there is pain and unrest in our souls; however it is so important to learn to acknowledge those moments, as well as look ahead to a brighter future. If we can’t accept where we are at now, it is going to be incredibly difficult to (a) learn how manage difficult times without living in the fantasy of the past or future and (b) accept ourselves as we are in this present moment.

Embrace the moment, feel the feelings, work through them whatever they may be; and tomorrow will be a brighter day.

~Val


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Can Parents in Pain be Thankful?

More Than Skin Deep:

A great blog for parents who have a child who is struggling! Take a read!

Originally posted on Hope For Hurting Parents:

pray1Are you a parent in pain? Be honest–do you feel thankful? In my darkest days, I didn’t.

Does the mention of the word “thankful” make you want to run and hide? When your heart’s been broken by your beloved son or daughter the last thing you feel like doing is being thankful. If they’re incarcerated, have AIDS, are slowly killing themselves with alcohol or drugs (or maybe an eating disorder), suffer with a mental illness, threaten suicide repeatedly, self-injure continually but refuse help, you want the world to go away. I know. I’ve felt that way, especially when my daughter wasn’t doing well close to Thanksgiving.

But wait – there’s so much to be thankful for, EVEN when you’re in pain because of your child’s choices, behaviors and struggles. You may say, as  I once did, “Shut up and don’t talk to me. It ain’t happening. How can I? There’s…

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Speak Life~TobyMac

“Speak Life”

Some days, life feels perfect.
Other days it just ain’t workin.
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between.

Though it’s crazy, amazing
We can turn a heart with the words we say.
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Some days the tongue gets twisted;
Other days my thoughts just fall apart.
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t,
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep.

Well it’s crazy to imagine,
Words from our lips as the arms of compassion,
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die.

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

Raise your thoughts a little higher,
Use your words to inspire,
Joy will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the things you say.

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Some days life feels perfect.


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